Zimbabwe and Mozambique today engaged each other on various issues under the 11th Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security in Harare.

Zimbabwe was represented by the host chair, the Minister of State for National Security Cde Owen Ncube, the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri, the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Cde Cain Mathema, while the Mozambique delegation was led by Home Affairs Minister Basilio Monteiro.

Cde Ncube’s opening remarks were premised on mutual relations and understanding that exists between the two neighbouring countries.

“The brotherly love that exists between the two nations should be enhanced through cooperation on mutually beneficial areas like defence and security,” he said.

Co-chair to the engagement, Cde Monteiro expressed his profound gratitude to the engagement of the two countries, which has advanced to socio-economic development.

The two countries then engaged in closed door deliberations and emerged with the adoption of resolutions adopted from the last engagement as well as resolutions for the current meeting.

After the adoption of the resolutions, the two co-chair ministers gave their closing remarks to cement the co-operation of the two nations

The next meeting of the Zimbabwe – Mozambique Joint Permanent Commission will be held in 2020 in Mozambique at a date to be advised.